A man was killed and another is in custody in a shooting in Stony Point, said Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman.

Bowman stated in a news release that a call was received at 12:32 p.m. Tuesday regarding a shooting at a home on Spring Pointe Drive. Deputies arrived and found a man with several gunshot wounds to the chest area, Bowman said. The male was pronounced dead at the scene by Alexander County EMS. 

Bowman said deputies located 39-year-old Joshua Lee Branch, of Stony Point, at the scene of the shooting. He was detained, taken to the sheriff's office and charged with murder.

Joshua Lee Branch

Joshua Lee Branch, 39, of Stony Point. 

Bowman did not release the name of the victim, but did say the investigation is ongoing. 

Earlier in the day, around 3:30 p.m., off a remote road in the 700 block of Spring Pointe Drive, roughly two miles away from the Iredell and Alexander county line, authorities worked in the front yard of the home. Several patrol cars and a crime scene investigation van were also parked in the driveway. 

Branch's bond amount was not immediately available.   

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